If you are considering Invisalign in Burnaby, BC, you are probably wondering how to get the most out of your treatment and how to care for Invisalign clear aligners.
Invisalign is one of the most convenient ways to improve the appearance of your smile.
How to Get the Most Out of Invisalign
In order to stay on track with your treatment, here are some guidelines for orthodontics with Invisalign.
- Wear your aligner trays most of the day 20-22 hours
- Clean them in lukewarm water only
- Take your aligners out only to eat or to clean your teeth
- Keep your regular dental appointments to monitor treatment
Your Invisalign aligners work best when you work closely with your dentist. Dr. Roger Chan will make sure your treatment stays on track.
Caring for Your Invisalign Aligners
Invisalign clear braces are made of BPA-free plastic. Because they are plastic, they can become distorted with heat. Leaving them in your car on a hot day can render them ineffective and cause them to not fit properly. The same goes for cleaning them in hot water. Never boil your Invisalign aligners or wash them in hot water.
Clean your aligners with lukewarm water and a mild detergent. Brushing your aligner trays with toothpaste can scratch the surface. Your aligners can collect mineral deposits and tartar due to contact with saliva in your mouth. You can soak your aligners in vinegar to dissolve those minerals and then brush your aligners with a very soft brush to remove the softened residue.
If you damage an aligner tray, contact us right away. We can arrange for a replacement or determine if you can safely move to the next set of aligner trays.
For information about Invisalign in Burnaby, BC, contact Central Park Dental today to schedule an orthodontic evaluation.